The Great Plant Escape
Soiled Again!

YOUR MISSION: Detective Le Plant needs you to get your hands dirty by helping him dig for clues in the soil. To solve this case, you must find out what soil is, why it is important, and in what kinds of soil plants grow. Happy digging!

Introduction to the Case

Four Components of Soil

Soil Types

Nutrients from the Soil

Soil for Gardening Indoors


What Is Soil?

Why Is Soil So Important?

What Food Grows Under The Soil?

Creating a Soil Map

Composting with Critters

Make a Soil Substitute

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